This bright and beautiful two piece buckle is very well crafted, in excellent condition and marked ' Czechoslovakia 112' on one of the two pieces and '112' on the other half. Kovels states (see text below) that the 112 indicates a percentage of pure silver, however, my research thus far has not determined more. A beautiful, quality piece. 4" X 1 3/4"
Kovels: "Silversmiths in Baltimore, Maryland, had a maker-date system from 1814 to 1830. An assay office was legally established in 1814, and marks were placed on all silver sold. The head of liberty indicated quality; a date letter, the arms of the city of Baltimore, and the maker’s initials or name were included. The dating system was discontinued in 1830 when the silversmiths developed another system. Numbers like 10.15, 112, or 11/12 were stamped on the silver to indicate the percentage of pure silver in the metal."
Uncommon, Worthy, Distinct vintage, antiques.
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